Business was packed as usual during lunch hours but there were seating spaces next door as well. We ordered one whole chicken which came in a pool of glistening dark black sauce. The size of the chicken was huge and my group of 5 big eaters nearly couldn't finish it. Unlike most white chicken, the skin was noticeably fattier with very tender meat tucked underneath. Even the chicken breast meat that I would aim first, was so soft.
The sauce wasn't overly salty or sweet, which makes a good companion with the aromatic oil rice more than the noodles. The noodles were chewy but slightly too soft to my liking. I usually look for a kick in the noodles, but the type of chilli sauce, the sweet ketchup-like kind, couldn't lift up the noodles. Neither did I find it go well with the chicken.
Actually I'm not a person who is too particular about chicken and so this tasted good, though not convincing for me to make a trip down specially for this. Perhaps as what many online reviews have said, the brother's stall at No. 32 may be better.
But I shall save my verdict until I visit that stall.
Chew Kee Eating House
8, Upp Cross Street
Closed on Fridays (except PH)